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Nov. 17, 1976: “Paul Chin paints billboards,” reads the article accompanying this photograph. “Every weekday morning, provided it is not raining, snowing or dangerously windy, the 5-feet 6-inch Mr. Chin, a native of Hong Kong, climbs to the roofs of buildings and into his narrow studio — a scaffold.” Mr. Chin, the art director for Artkraft Strauss, created this King Kong billboard towering over Midtown Manhattan. Photo: D. Gorton/The New York Times


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April 28, 1948: This photo ran as part of a two-page photo essay about the “Washington scene.” The hats, piled on an eight-foot mahogany table in the lobby of the East Wing of the White House, were deemed “a barometer of presidential activity,” the caption read. “All but the most important visitors leave their gear here. This collection was deposited by a delegation of magazine editors who obtained an appointment with the president.” Photo: George Tames/The New York Times  


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